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SYMANTEC ACQUIRES CLIENT/SERVER DEVELOPMENT TOOLS TECHNOLOGY FROM DATAEASE INTERNATIONAL

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the acquisition of certain technology from DataEase International Inc. for developing an architecture and tools to build client/server applications.
 The total value of the transaction is $7.5 million, including $6.5 million paid in Symantec stock. The value represents approximately 391,000 shares of stock. Product development will continue through Symantec's enterprise systems group located in Shelton, Conn. Arun Gupta, founder of DataEase International, joins the group as principal architect.
 "The acquisition of this technology is an important step as Symantec enters the enterprise systems market," said Ted Schlein, Symantec's vice president and general manager of enterprise systems.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products for IBM personal computers, IBM compatible PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll free, or 408-253-9600.
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 /CONTACT: Brian K. Fawkes of Symantec, 408-446-8886/
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